Quotes About Self Expression

Quotes tagged as "self-expression" (showing 1-30 of 106)
John Green
“You are so busy being YOU that you have no idea how utterly unprecedented you are.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

Allen Ginsberg
“Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness.”
Allen Ginsberg

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“To go wrong in one's own way is better than to go right in someone else's.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

Harvey Fierstein
“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life, but define yourself.”
Harvey Fierstein

Ansel Adams
“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”
Ansel Adams

Oscar Wilde
“I may not agree with you, but I will defend to the death your right to make an ass of yourself.”
Oscar Wilde

“Keep your best wishes, close to your heart and watch what happens”
Tony DeLiso, Legacy: The Power Within

Sigmund Freud
“Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.”
Sigmund Freud

Tyra Banks
“Never dull your shine for somebody else.”
Tyra Banks

Martha Graham
“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.”
Martha Graham

Oliver James
“Do your own thing on your own terms and get what you came here for”
Oliver James

Ansel Adams
“No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.”
Ansel Adams

Stephanie Perkins
“I don't believe in fashion. I believe in costume. Life is too short to be same person every day.”
Stephanie Perkins, Lola and the Boy Next Door

Haruki Murakami
“These days I just can't seem to say what I mean [...]. I just can't. Every time I try to say something, it misses the point. Either that or I end up saying the opposite of what I mean. The more I try to get it right the more mixed up it gets. Sometimes I can't even remember what I was trying to say in the first place. It's like my body's split in two and one of me is chasing the other me around a big pillar. We're running circles around it. The other me has the right words, but I can never catch her.”
Haruki Murakami, Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman: 24 Stories

Victoria Moran
“If you celebrate your differentness, the world will, too. It believes exactly what you tell it—through the words you use to describe yourself, the actions you take to care for yourself, and the choices you make to express yourself. Tell the world you are one-of-a-kind creation who came here to experience wonder and spread joy. Expect to be accommodated.”
Victoria Moran, Lit From Within: Tending Your Soul For Lifelong Beauty

Mahatma Gandhi
“I want freedom for the full expression of my personality.”
Mahatma Gandhi, The Essential Gandhi: An Anthology of His Writings on His Life, Work, and Ideas

“Happiness is part of who we are. Joy is the feeling”
Tony DeLiso, Legacy: The Power Within

Criss Jami
“Everyone has their own ways of expression. I believe we all have a lot to say, but finding ways to say it is more than half the battle.”
Criss Jami, Salomé: In Every Inch In Every Mile

Jack Kerouac
“If critics say your work stinks it's because they want it to stink and they can make it stink by scaring you into conformity with their comfortable little standards. Standards so low that they can no longer be considered "dangerous" but set in place in their compartmental understandings.”
Jack Kerouac

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can offer with the cumulative force of a whole life's cultivation, but of the adopted talent of another, you have only an extemporaneous, half possession.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Edward Hopper
“If you could say it in words, there would be no reason to paint.”
Edward Hopper

Aldous Huxley
“In spite of language, in spite of intelligence and intuition and sympathy, one can never really communicate anything to anybody. The essential substance of every thought and feeling remains incommunicable, locked up in the impenetrable strong-room of the individual soul and body. Our life is a sentence of perpetual solitary confinement.”
Aldous Huxley

Aesop
“Don't let your special character and values, the secret that you know and no one else does, the truth - don't let that get swallowed up by the great chewing complacency.”
Aesop

Ansel Adams
“A great photograph is a full expression of what one feels about what is being photographed in the deepest sense and is thereby a true expression of what one feels about life in its entirety.”
Ansel Adams

Madonna
“Only when I'm dancing can I feel this free.”
Madonna

Gustave Flaubert
“You must write for yourself, above all. That is your only hope of creating something beautiful.”
Gustave Flaubert

Oscar Wilde
“Every impulse we strangle will only poison us.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Vladimir Nabokov
“I have no desires, save the desire to express myself in defiance of all the world’s muteness.”
Vladimir Nabokov

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The crowning fortune of a man is to be born to some pursuit which finds him employment and happiness, whether it be to make baskets, or broadswords, or canals, or statues, or songs.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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